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Man arrested after woman raped in Stretford

The woman was allegedly dragged into the car park under this building Photo: Google Maps

A man has been arrested after a woman was raped in Trafford.

Earlier today a 44-year-old man was arrested in the Stretford area on suspicion of rape.

He remains in custody for questioning.

The arrest is in relation to a rape that took place sometime between 3:10am and 3:15am on Tuesday April 4.

A 44-year-old woman was walking to a shop along Chester Road when she saw a man smoking.

She asked for a cigarette but the man said he would only share it with her if she walked to Old Trafford Metrolink Station.

The pair walked together along Warwick Road when the man crossed the road and beckoned the woman into the car park at Warwick House.

When she refused, the man dragged her into the car park and raped her.

Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert of GMP’s Trafford borough said:

This has been a fast moving investigation and earlier today we arrested a man in the Stretford area on suspicion of rape.

He will be question by detectives later today, however our investigation does not stop there and we are continuing to carry out significant enquiries as we move forward.

I would continue to ask anybody who believes they may information that can help us to please come forward.

– Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert
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